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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
OPERATING REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  6/15/2020

Attorney General's Office

Waiver of Competitive Selection  (Revised Code Section 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (Revised Code Section 127.162)
Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Operating Transfer Request  (Revised Code Section 127.14)
      Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
HB 166
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?

For FYAmountNameAddressCityStateCountyZip Code
AGO01 2021 $396,000.00 Optimum Technology Inc. 100 East Campus View Blvd, Suite 380 Columbus OH Franklin 43235

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameFYAmountFYAmount
DPF 1060 055612 Attorney General Operating 2021 $396,000.00 $.00

Dave Yost 06/15/2020
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
05/22/2020 W. Fletch Zimpher
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  Jay Easterling Title:  Chief Financial Officer
Phone:  (614) 728 - 9335 Fax:  (866) 818 - 6153 E-Mail:
  The Attorney General's Office (AGO) respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to waive competitive selection in the amount of $396,000.00 from Fund 1060, ALI 055612 (Attorney General Operating) to renew a contract with Optimum Technology Inc, Columbus, OH, in FY 2021 to provide On Demand Software Support and Maintenance Services to the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) applications.  
  The Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) is a state-of-the-art electronic information network that allows Ohio law enforcement agencies to share criminal justice data efficiently and securely. OHLEG provides law enforcement with dozens of investigative tools and training applications to help solve and prevent crime, including data from a wide range of topics. Ohio is a national leader in providing multiple web-based resources to law enforcement statewide.   

While the Attorney General's Information Technology Services section supports the main gateway page and several of the smaller applications, Optimum Technology is the developer and support for the critical Search Engine and Record Management System within OHLEG. As such, Optimum Technology will provide On Demand Software support and maintenance services for the various modules of the OHLEG applications installed at the Attorney General's Office.   
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: AGO0100676
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other Software support and maintenance agreement
Other Optimum sole source letter
Contract Vendor signed
Release and Permit Information
NameFYAmountR & P #R & P DateIssued ByComments
Optimum Technology Inc. 2021 $396,000.00

Operating Request Required Information
Contract Renewal - Optimum Technology Inc.
Controlling Board Request No.: AGO0100676
1.  Identify the contractor and provide the contractor's address of their principal place of business.
Optimum Technology Inc.
100 East Campus View Blvd, Suite 380
Columbus, OH 43235
County: Franklin


2. Provide a brief history of the project or program being affected by the work of the contractor.
  Optimum Technology is the current maintenance supplier for the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) Search Engine. Optimum has developed several of the OHLEG applications. In addition, the contractor is currently upgrading the system through implementation of its SWIFTPROTECT (Records management software), SWIFTCONNECT (Search engine software) and replacement of the existing Ohio Local Law Enforcement Information Sharing Network (OLLEISN) (AGO0100635, approved 12/2/2019).
3. Specify the deliverables of this contract or describe the scope of the services to be performed by renewing this contract.
Optimum Technology will provide on Demand Software Support and maintenance services for the various modules of the OHLEG applications installed at the AG office (ie Search engines, Web Records management system, Smart Records Management system, call records, and citations).
Cite the account category of expense being used for this purchase of service(s).
Account CategorySubobjectAmountNon-Exempt Amount
526070 $396,000.00 $396,000.00
Total Amounts $396,000.00 $396,000.00


Provide the dates of previous Controlling Board approvals for this contract. Indicate whether the approvals were for the initial contract, amendments to this contract, or previous renewals for this contract. In addition to the date(s) of Controlling Board approval, provide the following information depending upon the type of contract previously approved by the Controlling Board.
  Initial Contract - Total amount of the initial contract or number of hours and the rate per hour.
  Amendment - Total amount of the amended contract (initial + amendment) or total number of hours (initial + amendment) and the total rate per hour (initial contract + contract amendment + contract renewals within the biennium).
  Renewal - Total amount of the renewed contract or the total number of hours and the total rate per hour.
NOTE: All amounts must be shown in amounts per fiscal year.
CB Approval DateType of ContractAmount per FY# of HoursRate per Hour per FY
08/28/2018 Initial $329,000.00 0.00 $0.00
06/10/2019 Renewal $396,000.00 0.00 $0.00
6. Provide the total amount of the contract renewal or total number of hours and total rate per hour.
Total Contract Amount Total # of Hours Total Rate per Hour FY 
$396,000.00 0  $0.00  21  
7. Is this contract rate an increase in the total amount of the contract or the rate per hour over the previous contract rate? No
8. Duration (beginning and ending dates) of this contract renewal within the biennium.
Beginning Date Ending Date
07/01/2020 06/30/2021
9. Provide all subsequent renewal schedules (beginning and ending dates) and amounts associated with this contract.
Beginning DateEnding DateTotal Amount
  Explain contract provisions.  Cost Schedule will be as per the approved State Term Schedule Rates under Optimum Technology Ohio State Term Schedule Contract # 534555.
Provide the following employee information: Nationwide Ohio
Total Number of Employees 27    27   
Percentage of Women 63% 63%
Percentage of Minorities 52% 52%